Fairfax and Sky News have just signed deals with Chinese state-run media, including China Daily. A former China Daily "polisher" gives an inside look into how the Communist Party propaganda organ is run.
Fairfax and Sky News have taken their 30 pieces of silver from China's state-run media.
Fairfax and Sky have agreed to carry content from Chinese media agencies -- but media censorship issues haunt the deals. Myriam Robin and Michael Sainsbury report.
Drama at the Southern Weekend, the outspoken newspaper whose editorial staff went on an unprecedented strike due to propaganda-chief meddling earlier this week, continues to ripple outwards. Plus other media news of the day.
In an ominous sign of what might be to come from China's new leadership, ham-fisted censorship of a newspaper editorial has led to a strike, protests on the street and outrage online, writes Beijing-based Kway Teow.
Chinese state media has begun popping up in places around the world. William Mackenzie, a foreign journalist working for CRI in Beijing, argues the whole murky apparatus is not just Orwellian but unprecedented.
The Chinese media landscape is changing, exciting and worrying local journalists. Is the firm hand of government control easing as proprietors are told to embrace commercialism and Western practice?